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[Hiring] Travel Choices Coach @Surrey Choices

  • PublishedOctober 4, 2023

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Job Title: Travel Choices Coach 

Supporting sustainable transport methods for young people

Location: Home based – Working across Surrey 

Hours:  Full-time, 37.5hrs per week, predominately Mon to Fri 8.30am to 5pm, with occasional evening and weekend working on a rota basis, but part time and flexible hours available as well

Salary: £25,260 – £26,680 per annum

Do you want to make a difference to someone’s life?

Do you think you could help people to reach their full potential?

Our role is to provide creative and sustainable support which enables people to live active and healthy lives in their local communities in ways that they choose. Our Core Values guide how we work and inform our decision making. As an organisation we are in a good place, we have a great team, and we are excited about our plans for the future.

We are currently looking for an exceptional individual to join us as a Travel Choices Coach at Surrey Choices.  The successful candidate will work as part of the Travel Training team to assess children and young people with Special Educational Needs and also as part of the Disabilities (SEND) and Adults with Learning Disabilities for suitability to be travel trained to use public transport to travel independently. You will provide one to one and group travel training for identified children, young people and adults to help them achieve independent travel by bus, train, walking and cycling. The appointed candidate will provide Travel Training to students to help them travel safely, to build up their confidence to be more independent in their lives, as part of their transition into adulthood and employment

You will need to be a very well organised person with excellent communication and IT skills with the ability to work effectively in a variety of situations with conflicting priorities. This role means you may be working with students in the early mornings and late afternoons helping them to become independent travellers both to and from school/college so flexibility within your working day is essential. If you enjoy working with young people and have a real desire to make a difference to their lives, this could be the role for you.

We operate a hybrid approach whereby you will be required to work both in the community and from home as determined by service requirements.

What we would like from you:

A kind and caring approach to supporting people

  •  Flexibility to work some weekends, evenings and bank holidays, creative team player who is able to work before and after school/college hours
  •  A positive attitude, ‘can do’ attitude with the ability to motivate young people
  •  A confident communicator, who is able to instil confidence in the children, young people and adults you will be working with
  •  Reliable with excellent time management, organisation skills
  •  Able to plan journeys on public transport, cycling or lift shares
  •  Have either already worked as Travel Trainers or who would be willing to undertake the training required.
  •  Work well within a team and lone working
  •  Demonstrate a practical understanding of professional boundaries, safeguarding, risk assessment and confidentiality

What we can offer you:

  •  Full training given – career progression encouraged
  •  25 days leave plus bank holidays
  •  £400 refer a friend scheme
  •  Generous pension and sick pay
  •  45p per mile expenses
  •  Employee Assistance Programme
  •  Automatic entry into Perkbox benefit scheme
  •  Employee Recognition Award Scheme
  • Subsidised access to a Blue Light Card
  • Thank you scheme
  • Long service award

For more information or if you require accessibility via phone, please contact Cheryl Knight on 07523936479.

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Surrey Choices Ltd is an equal opportunities employer. All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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